We are on a mission

to empower people & protect our planet

through access to renewable energy

BIOLITE IMPACT TRACKER
LAST UPDATED APRIL 2021
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people reached in Africa and Asia
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WHY ENERGY

Energy Keeps Us Safe, Productive & connected

However, the world’s current harnessing and consumption of energy is unavailable to many and unsustainable for all of us.

Our Vision

This planet’s future will be shared by all of us - and we're here to make that future bright for everyone.


Our vision is to provide 20 million people with access to clean energy and to avoid 3 million tons of CO2e by the year 2025.

What We Make

Our Energy Ecosystem

BioLite creates affordable, durable products that harness surrounding energy to cook, charge, and light daily life for off-grid households.

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Lighting
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Cooking
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Charging
SolarHome 5000
PRODUCT: SolarHome 5000
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SolarHome 620
PRODUCT: SolarHome 620
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HomeStove
PRODUCT: HomeStove
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JikoMalkia
PRODUCT: JikoMalkia
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SunLight
PRODUCT: SunLight
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Countries where energy poverty exists
Countries where BIOLITE OPERATES
Where we operate

Bringing Energy Everywhere

Headquartered in Nairobi Kenya, the BioLite Emerging Markets (EM) Team works closely with key partners across 23 countries to provide last-mile distribution, training, and financing to remote customers.

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BIOLITE AFRICA HQ
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BIOLITE AFRICA EMPLOYEES
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PARTNER FIELD AGENTS
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LANGAUGES SPOKEN BY AGENTS
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WHAT IS ENERGY POVERTY

Access To Electricity Is Limited for Over 1.2 Billion People

This forces households to rely on dangerous and expensive energy sources that dramatically impact every day life:

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Time and Finance
Time and Finance icon Families spend disproportionately large amounts of time and income collecting wood and paying for kerosene.
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Connectivity
connectivity icon A transformative tool for economic development and communication, mobile phones are hindered by being unable to charge at home.
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Lighting
lighting icon With limited resources for illumination, hours for family, study, and work are cut short when the sun goes down.
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Health
health icon Open fire cooking causes over 4 million deaths per year. Conditions like heart disease and COPD are directly linked to the toxic smoke inhaled by the billions of people still cooking over biomass fires.
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Climate
connectivity icon Open fires also release significant amounts of CO2 and produce a staggering 25% of global black carbon emissions. This is more than all the world’s cars and trucks combined.
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TIME & FINANCES
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CONNECTIVITY
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LIGHTING
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HEALTH
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Climate
THE IMPACT

What Energy Changes

Beyond an immediate task, energy access creates a cascade of impact on how customers spend their time and money.

BIOLITE CUSTOMER

ABDI

EDUCATION IMPACT

350 HOURS

per year of additional study time through extended lighting at night

BIOLITE CUSTOMER

TERESA

FINANCIAL IMPACT

$173/YEAR

saved annually on fuel by replacing traditional cooking methods with BioLite Stoves

BIOLITE CUSTOMER

MARY

TIME IMPACT

51 MIN/DAY

saved because she’s collecting less fuel for cooking, now using a BioLite JikoMalkia Stove.

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Impact In Motion

Join us on our journey to bring energy everywhere in our short-form docuseries. From roadside restauranteurs to smallshare farmers, meet the customers we work with and the team working tirelessly to solve some of the worlds biggest challenges.

Mobile Money
Forest For The Trees
Grid In The Sky
The Power Of Home
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The Power Of Home
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In the Kakamega region of western Kenya, Kennedy Yamame is bringing light, power, and music to the community he grew up in.

Grid In The Sky
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A traditional electrical grid will take up to 40 years to complete in east Africa – that’s simply too long.

Forest For The Trees
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Kenya is losing its forests; one of the fastest ways to curb that is to address open-fire wood cooking.

Mobile Money
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Trading talktime has evolved into a thriving digital economy where cashless transactions empower rural households.

BUSINESS MODEL

YOUR IMPACT

Your purchase of BioLite products helps us invest in the team, engineering, and programs required to design solutions for the entire business. We call it Parallel Innovation - you make it possible.

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